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A-Z April Challenge; T is For Think About It

Set Fire To The Cloud Blanket; Day Ends PHALL PHOTO 2013

Is the sky falling? Or is it just another awesome sunset?
PHALL PHOTO 2013

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”

― AristotleMetaphysics

I left this comment on Facebook today, “I’m proud to see my cousin’s daughter, Racheline E. Davison, thinking about our government and the sources behind the numbers and info that others offer up. That is how I learned to think in college; who is supplying the info and why? It would be so easy to just LIKE and SHARE (and repeat) what others say, but she is asking important questions and making thoughtful comments. This is not meant to slam anyone, but to give kudos and encouragement to someone (of any age) not willing to take any information, numbers or broad statements as fact until she digs deeper. xo P”

“Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.” [Is this ironic that I’m using this quote? I believe so.]
― Oscar Wilde

An argument or discussion usually begins with WHAT happened, HOW it happened and concludes with WHY it happened. So often these day, people are presenting the WHAT all by itself, or in addition to a WHO. The sky is falling and it is all Chicken Little’s fault, for example. Soon, everyone is creating *memes about it and passing it on as fact. They haven’t even looked up to see if they sky is indeed falling, or asked who the hell Chicken Little is, and why is she/he making the sky fall.

The moral of the Chicken Little/Henny Penny story is the also point of this blog post: don’t believe everything you are told. The band wagon is loaded down with people running away from the falling sky.  I suggest that we not jump on the band wagon, until we know where it is going and why it is going there. Oh, and I’d like to see the printed schedule please.

*Meme: You see them all the time on Facebook and blogs; a quote or saying on a photo. (Etymology : meme : derived from the Greek mimëma, ‘something imitated’, by Richard Dawkins in 1976) : an idea, belief or belief system, or pattern of behavior that spreads throughout a culture either vertically by cultural inheritance (as by parents to children) or horizontally by cultural acquisition (as by peers, information media, and entertainment media) from http://www.urbandictionary.com

Thanks for thinking about it,

Patti

 

Hey, I hope you find time to check out some of the other A-Z April Challenge blogs here:

http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/p/a-to-z-challenge-sign-uplist-2014.html